China Releases Christian Detainees Ahead of G20 Summit

Chinese Flag pd-compressedWENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid)  Five Christian detainees in China’s coastal Zhejiang were suddenly released on Aug. 28 after four months in prison. Local sources believe the release came because of a government order in preparation for the upcoming G20 summit meeting in Hangzhou.

Ji Qingcao, Ji Qingcou, Ou Jinsi, Mei Xueshun, and He Lijing are members of Yazhong Church who were arrested last April on the charges of “obstructing government administration” and “disturbing public order.”

Beginning on Sept. 25, 2015, a group of people, including the five prisoners, came into conflict with authorities while protesting a planned demolition of Guankou Church. Over the next year, many of those involved in the protests were detained or arrested for various reasons, of which the April arrests were the latest.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Thank God!! The light of Jesus shines in the darkness and despair of atheism. The Church is victorious everywhere because of her Lord.